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January 4, 2024

35 Handsome Portrait Photos of Ronald Colman in the 1920s and ’30s

Born 1891 in Richmond, Surrey, English actor Ronald Colman started his career in theatre and silent film in his native country, then emigrating to the United States and having a highly successful Hollywood film career. He starred in silent films and successfully transitioned to sound, aided by a distinctive, pleasing voice. He was most popular during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.

Colman received Oscar nominations for Bulldog Drummond (1929), Condemned (1929) and Random Harvest (1942). He starred in several classic films, including A Tale of Two Cities (1935), Lost Horizon (1937) and The Prisoner of Zenda (1937). He also played the starring role in the Technicolor classic Kismet (1944), with Marlene Dietrich, which was nominated for four Academy Awards.

In 1947, Colman won an Academy Award for Best Actor and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for the film A Double Life. He was an inaugural recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in motion pictures. He was awarded a second star for his television work.

Colman died in 1958, aged 67, from acute emphysema in Santa Barbara, California. Take a look at these handsome photos to see portraits of Ronald Colman in the 1920s and 1930s.


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